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Gullugg as it appears in Metroid II: Return of Samus.

Gulluggs, or Gullugs have long, needle-like noses and fly around in circles. They are found on SR388 on the Surface and in Area 1. They frequently yield Missiles when killed. These creatures share the same eye style with the Yakuza in Metroid Fusion, suggesting that there may be some relation between the species. They resemble mosquito heads with bat wings.

In the game Metroid II: Return of Samus, Gulluggs can be seen constantly circling around a small area in the air. If Samus comes into contact with them, they can deal an extraordinary amount of damage, especially if she is hit more than once at the same time. Without the extra protection of the Varia Suit, they can cause a staggering 12 points of damage with one touch.

Gulluggs re-appear in Metroid: Samus Returns, now colored blue and capable of flying freely through the air. They are ubiquitous throughout the planet. Samus encounters a Gullugg on the Surface, where the game introduces the Melee Counter. Samus is encouraged to use it against an attacking Gullugg. Later variants of the Gullugg are colored magenta and capable of generating electrical energy, which cannot be countered.

Official Media Edit

Manual Edit

"This creature flies around and around in the air."

Metroid: Samus Returns Official Guide Edit

Inhabitants & Eco System of SR388 (p. 16)
"Gullugs start as a nuisance and become a full-blown pandemic the farther into SR388 you go. These spike bats force you to Melee Counter far more than any other enemy, which adds a level of chaos to any multiple-monster encounter. They typically stay well out of melee range and attack by pointing their spiked tips in your direction and launching themselves like bullets. A Melee Counter and a shot from your Power Beam are usually all it takes to defeat them, but fighting them with the counter promises to be a headache. Tread lightly when a Gullug is around."
Walkthrough (p. 34)
"Enemies of the Gullug variety are plentiful in SR388. They’re aggressive, their flight patterns are erratic, and countering them requires precision. Trying to defeat them without a Melee Counter is a great way to lose a lot of health. When you see a Gullug, wait patiently for the click and white circle, counter, then press the Fire button. Once it’s countered, it goes down in a shot or two, but tread lightly before then."


  • It is unknown if the Gullugg species was infected by the X Parasites, as Samus never encountered any Gullugg-X in Fusion.


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